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Emyn Arnen

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Gondor

Other Names Haramon is the original name for this feature, given in HoMe 8, War of the Ring

Location: In Ithilien, just below the level of Osgiliath, across the Anduin from Minas Tirith.

Description: "For south away the river went in a knee about the out-thrust of the hills of Emyn Arnen in lower Ithilien,(11) and Anduin bent then in upon the Pelennor so that its outwall was there built upon the brink, and that at the nearest was no more than [five >] four miles from the Gates; [added: and quays and landings were made there for boats coming upstream from the Outlands;] but thence the river flowed southeast for three leagues and all that reach could be seen in line by farsighted men on high."
War of the Ring, IX, The Battle of Pelennor Fields

"And Aragorn gave to Faramir Ithilien to be his princedom, and bade him dwell in the hills of Emyn Arnen within sight of the City."
RotK, Book VI, Ch 5, The Steward and the King

Contributors: Lyllyn 6.03.03

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